Mnuchin says courts need to settle fight over Trump’s taxes

Politics 05/15/19, 10:53

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that it's up to the courts to referee his dispute with House Democrats demanding access to President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin told a Senate panel that the fight between the administration and the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Rep. Richard Neal, "will go ...

House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns

Politics 05/10/19, 16:11

A top House Democrat on Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to deliver them. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal 9D-Mass.), issued the subpoenas days after Mnuchin refused to ...

Burned before, US pushes for way to enforce China trade deal

Business 05/09/19, 16:03

In trying to hammer out a trade agreement with China, the Trump administration may be drawing inspiration from classic rock, specifically The Who's anthem "Won't Get Fooled Again." Fed up with China for breaking past promises, the administration is insisting on provisions designed to force the Chinese to live up to ...

Someone leaked 10 years of Trump’s tax info to the New York Times

Politics 05/07/19, 19:26

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Donald Trump's businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994, based on tax information the newspaper acquired. The Times said it has acquired printouts from the future president's official IRS tax transcripts, including figures from his federal tax form. The newspaper said Trump ...

China confirms economy czar going to Washington for talks

Politics 05/07/19, 02:42

China's government has confirmed its economy czar will go to Washington as scheduled this week for trade negotiations despite President Donald Trump's threat of new tariff hikes in a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions. Tuesday's announcement indicated Beijing decided to go ahead with high-level negotiations despite fears it might cancel or ...

US, China begin new round of tariff war negotiations

Politics 04/30/19, 23:03

American and Chinese trade negotiators have begun more talks aimed at ending a tariff war after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said U.S. officials might be moving toward a decision on whether to make a deal with Beijing. Wednesday's meeting follows statements by both governments that they were making progress, which has ...

Mnuchin hopes for ‘substantial progress’ in China talks

Politics 04/30/19, 03:20

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he hopes for "substantial progress" in talks with Chinese officials aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. Mnuchin arrived Tuesday in Beijing for the latest negotiations on the trade fight between the two biggest global economies, which has rattled financial markets. Mnuchin noted ...

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Business 04/15/19, 01:47

Asian markets were mostly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.6% to 3,207.87, after gaining close to 2% in early trading. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4% to 22,169.11. The Kospi in South ...

House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns

Politics 04/13/19, 14:31

A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government's failure to respond by an April 23 deadline could send the dispute into federal court. Trump's treasury chief, ...

Mnuchin postpones decision on handing over Trump tax returns

Politics 04/10/19, 23:54

Wednesday has come and gone without the Treasury Department delivering President Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee chairman. In a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said his department hasn't decided whether to comply with the demand ...

Update: Treasury to miss deadline for Trump tax returns

Politics 04/10/19, 19:13

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax returns (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department is unable to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress by Wednesday's deadline. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, ...

Mnuchin puts off decision on providing Trump tax returns

Politics 04/10/19, 18:42

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn't decided whether to comply with a demand by a key House Democrat to deliver President Donald Trump's tax returns and won't meet a Wednesday deadline to provide them. In a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., who asked ...

‘Do not instruct me,’ Waters warns Mnuchin in heated hearing

Politics 04/09/19, 20:51

Things got a bit heated at the end of more than three hours of testimony by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday when he was peppered with questions about releasing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin, who had already faced similar questions before a different ...

Mnuchin says he’ll ‘follow the law’ on Trump tax returns

Politics 04/09/19, 10:28

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers. Mnuchin also revealed that Treasury Department lawyers have talked to the White House counsel's office about the question ...

Update: Treasury reviewing request for Trump tax returns

Politics 04/09/19, 09:59

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax returns (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers. Mnuchin told a House panel that he has not ...

Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade rift

Politics 04/02/19, 20:53

The Trump administration on Wednesday will resume negotiations with China toward ending a trade war that has deepened uncertainty for businesses and investors and dimmed the outlook for the global economy. The two sides are to meet for the ninth time, with analysts expressing optimism that the world's two biggest economies ...

Update: China, US trade talks adjourn until next week

Politics 03/29/19, 06:42

The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks (all times local): Chinese and U.S. negotiators have wrapped up trade talks in Beijing with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying they were "constructive." Mnuchin said in a tweet Friday that he looked forward to continuing the talks in Washington next week. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ...

Shanghai leads gains in Asia as China-US talks resume

Business 03/29/19, 01:50

Mainland Chinese markets led Asian indexes higher on Friday, as the U.S. and China kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing.The Shanghai Composite index advanced 2.9 percent to 3,081.11 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1 percent to 29,055.99. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6 percent to 2,140.67.Japan's ...

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